POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Health-Related Hearings and Markups


House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies: will hear from Public and Outside Witnesses on proposed fiscal 2015 appropriations for agencies, programs and activities under its jurisdiction; 10:00 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn Bldg.; March 25.

House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee: will hold a hearing on H.R. 3593, the “VA Construction Assistance Act of 2013” and draft legislation related to Biological Implant Tracking and Veteran Safety; 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon Bldg.; March 25.

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies: will hold an oversight hearing on the future of biomedical research; 10:00 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn Bldg.; March 26.

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations: will hold a hearing titled “Where Have All the Patients Gone? Examining the Psychiatric Bed Shortage;” 10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; March 26.

Senate Special Aging Committee: will hold a hearing on preventing Medicare fraud; 2:15 p.m., 562 Dirksen Bldg.; March 26.
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies: will hold a hearing on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations; 10:00 a.m., 2362-A Rayburn Bldg.; March 27.
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health: will hold a hearing titled “Examining Concerns Regarding FDA’s Proposed Changes to Generic Drug Labeling;”2:00 p.m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; April 1.

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations: will hold a hearing titled “VA & Human Tissue: Poor Practice and Lack of Tracking Endangers Veterans;” 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon Bldg.; April 2.


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 4251 (TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY), to direct the secretary of health and human services, acting through the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to establish a surveillance system regarding traumatic brain injury, and for other purposes; PASCRELL; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, March 14.

H.R. 4260 (HIV), to ensure that the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act program is as effective as possible in saving lives and preventing the spread of HIV by ensuring that funding allocations are evidenced-based and by promoting greater utilization of patient-centered care; ELLMERS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, March 14.

H.R. 4261 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to improve the research of Gulf War Illness, the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses, and for other purposes; COFFMAN; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, March 14.

H. RES. 522 (BRAIN ANEURYSM AWARENESS), expressing support for designation of September 2014 as National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month; TIBERI; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, March 14.

H.R. 4276 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to extend and modify a pilot program on assisted living services for veterans with traumatic brain injury; CASSIDY; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, March 18.



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